10 Ways to Use Instagram for Ecommerce Marketing

Many successful Internet marketers  have more than one approach to making money online. A basic Internet business is based on one of two approaches – sell your own product or sell someone else’s product.

Many of use do both. My primary Internet business is based on affiliate marketing. I also sell content I create. In addition I engage in eCommerce.

I do not recommend attempting multiple approaches to an online business until you have mastered one. That is also my recommendation for advertising. Master one form of advertising then learn and employ another.

Most people (up to 97%!) earn less than $500 a year online, if they earn that much.  The basic problem is not learning how to do it. That means mastering (yes, becoming expert) one approach before moving on to another. Generally people want to make fast money online – not build a business.

In his outstanding ebook, The Ultimate Online Profit Model, John Chow ( a top 1% Internet money-maker) describes the best method for starting an online business. Click here to get your free copy.

A great tool for many Internet businesses is social media. I use many social media outlets. A new one for me is Instagram. I’m learning how to use Instagram effectively before employing it for business. I suggest you learn about it before just jumping in.

Here’s an article originally published on PracticalEcommerce.com 2/5/15 by Paul Chaney. I consider this a good starting point to learning about Instagram and how it may benefit your business.

Read on and enjoy.

The photo-sharing site Instagram is in a transition phase between personal and business use. Unlike Facebook or Pinterest, for instance, the site offers no business-specific features.

That has not stopped retailers from flocking to the site in hopes of garnering the attention of Instagram’s recently announced 300 million user base, 60 percent of whom fall between the ages of 18 and 34, according to data from Adweek. A report from digital research firm L2 found that 93 percent of premier brands have a presence on the site.

The use of Instagram is not limited to large brands. Smaller ecommerce merchants can also take advantage of its benefits.

Here are ten ideas for using Instagram to promote products, highlighting online retail brands as examples.

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3 Types of Twitter Ads Getting Blog Traffic

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Never forget: Traffic is the fuel running your Internet business engine.

Your primary business goal is to create customers. I should say ‘create repeat customers’.  That is how you build a business paying you week after week, month after month, year after year. The key to selling online is traffic. Twitter ads generate good traffic and should be part of your marketing mix.

Anyone can sell something online. I have a revenue stream selling on Amazon and eBay. You can sell something online easily. Try it today. Look around your home or apartment for something of value that you no longer need. Put it on Craig’s List and I bet you sell it in a few days.

I mention Craig’s list because that is the easiest method. Run your ad. Then buyers contact you.  You meet and exchange the item for cash. No checks, please. Cash only.  

Although I and others make money selling on Amazon and other e-commerce sites, my sustainable business takes another direction. However, the process is similar.

In all my Internet businesses I seek to optimize and automate the processes. I use Buffer, a free utility, to post many times a day on social media. That’s automation.

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12 Ways To Clear Out Business Clutter

 

Memorial Day each year the Indianapolis Speedway track announcer says, “Gentlemen, start your engines” to begin the famed Indy 500 motor race. Of course when female drivers are in the race the call is “Ladies and Gentlemen.”

I want you to use those words and get focused on business. Make Memorial Day when you restart your business engine. Clean out your business closet. Get rid of stuff you do not use. Cut the clutter impacting your success.

Springtime is when many of us lose the zest of our New Year energy and commitment. We don’t mean to. It just happens.

Weather draws us outdoors. For many vacation and recreation planning take center stage. Change of season can make it difficult to focus on business as we should.

So, let’s refocus today and take care of holdover tasks we keep putting aside.

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Why Your Blog is Failing

 

This is an excellent article sent me by HostGator. HostGator hosts my many web sites. I recommend using them. I experience no problems as reported by users of other web hosts.

HostGator has a great library of helpful articles such as this. This blog post is an example of content curation. I’m posting an article from another source and adding some text to it.

By posting this HostGator article I’m helping HostGator’s SEO. Make it a goal to post online content people want to share. Good content trumps all other SEO tactics.

Now, for the advice at hand . . . read this article and learn how to achieve greater return from you blogging efforts.

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When you start blogging it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and visions of building a massive readership and finally being able to quit your day job. It’s easy to get hyped on the idea of blogging, only to get discouraged when you don’t see results immediately.

Blogging isn’t for those seeking overnight results. However, if it’s been six months or longer and you feel like your blog is dead, then there could be a few things you’re doing wrong.

Below we dive into a few large-scale reasons your blog is failing and give a few recommendations for how you can fix these issues.

We won’t be talking about things like adding social media buttons or images to your posts. We’re talking about the bigger stuff.

 

  1. You’re Writing About The Wrong Things

When it comes to creating a blog people actually want to read, you need to write about things that make people care. For instance, if you’re using your blog as a personal journal and aren’t providing any grounded real-world wisdom, then there’s no reason for readers to stick around.

Who is your target audience? And how can you serve them with your content?

Get out of your own head and into the needs of your audience. The more you can write about things your audience cares about the more they’ll read and share your content.

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’10 Ways’ to Profit From Your Blog Posts …

 

I own and operate many niche marketing web sites. Some may be considered blogs. Others are pure eCommerce sites.

JoeAro.com is my primary ‘how to do business on the Internet’ blog. This is where I post information helpful to others wanting to earn money online.

A key money-making blog tool is banner ads. Click on the ads on this page and you go to an offer. As an affiliate marketer I then get a commission on  your purchase from the seller. You pay no more using my link. I just earn money if you do.

Many people start blogs to express views on one subject or another. Most blogs start with great enthusiasm and then die out from misuse. Blogs with at least one post a month are in the minority.

How often you post to your blog is up to you. Some folks post daily or even many times a day. Usually those posts are short. I post when I have something of value to put online.

Many Internet money-makers post very frequently to private Facebook groups. That keeps their fans tuned in. These folks are usually among the top Internet earners. Their video posts to social media are shared widely.

I use video in support of my online businesses. I have several Facebook fan pages, also. Along with Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Tumbler, and other social sites I, too, have several YouTube channels. Now, you won’t find most of those accounts under my name. They are usually found via niche market identifications.

If you have a blog and want to get started making money from it here’s a very good article that hit my inbox this morning.  I’d give you the author, but he/she was not identified, as it came from a 3rd party.

Read on and enjoy.

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